As I type this the Reds are 5.5 games out of 1rst & losing 9-8 today. They are behind 3 clubs & have played poorly for several weeks. 2011 we hardly knew ya. i'll always have fond memories of opening day. and, um, well, oh yea. opening day as well.
IMO its time to be attempt to move anyone who won't be here in 2012. I'll leave Phillips off the list because I suspect his option will be picked up. While I thing Volquez has pitched his last game for the Reds I suspect he will be part of a bigger deal. For this discussion I'll focus on the guys who could go in a small deal for a prospect or two.
Ramon has an obvious home by the bay. This is kinda a 'no brainer' for both teams. Its been a no brainer for the Giants since Posey went down. Now with the Reds crashing & burning its a no brainer for them as well. Plus it helps my fantasy team (I picked Mes off waivers 2 days ago).
Cordero to me has some value to a team needing bullpen help. Probably as a setup man & not as a closer. The Reds will have to eat some salary. Who could use him? Off the top of my head: Cardinals, Rangers, Braves.
The other 3 are bench guys or in the case of Renteria more of a 'we reaaaaally need a backup SS' scenario.
what do folks think? can Walt move 2-3 of these guys & pick up a prospect or two? since i'd like Walt to deal some prospects for say an ace or a MOR slugger (for 2012) it can't hurt to try and restock the cupboard.